Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
140 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes a prickly pins and needles like feeling on the face, arms and legs?

Hi how are you tonight? I have pin prickly feeling on my skin. Starts on the face and moves to upper arms, than down the arm. Sometime it goes to top of legs down to lower legs. Burns, turns red, feels like pins pricking me, I don t have all the time, but when I do it goes away after 20 mins. to an hour or so. Some places hurt worst than others it is very noticeable pain. No other symptoms seem to exist, other than anxiety from wondering what it is. Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter. Best regards, XXXX
Fri, 14 Feb 2020
Report Abuse
Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello,

The prickly feeling on skin starting from face to arms to legs could be due to anxiety. The type of feeling and its path that you have described is unlikely to be neurological. However, I suggest you to consult your neurologist for clinical assessment and relevant investigations.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shailja Puri, Pathologist and Microbiologist
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


What causes a prickly pins and needles like feeling on the face, arms and legs?

Hello, The prickly feeling on skin starting from face to arms to legs could be due to anxiety. The type of feeling and its path that you have described is unlikely to be neurological. However, I suggest you to consult your neurologist for clinical assessment and relevant investigations. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Shailja Puri, Pathologist and Microbiologist